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Beach Bum Surfing Lesson

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 10 reviews.Huntington Beach, United States

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Experience hosted by Nicholas

2 hours
Includes food, equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will start on the beach with health&safety discussion followed by guided warmup stretching and beginner-advanced surfing lesson.
We practice the Ps of surfing:
Position(of body on the board)
Paddling(technique&tips)
Planting(of hands on the board)
Popping(up&riding)
All on the beach until we are comfortable&ready to go into the water together, where I will guide, help, and encourage the guest into catching&riding waves and making it back to the beach. Afterwards we relax on the beach, eat snacks, discuss the experience and talk about surfing dreams&goals for future experiences.
Total time for session beginning to end is generally 2hours. Meetup times are flexible depending on surf conditions and guests schedule. Additional lessons are available for lower prices.
We will start on the beach with health&safety discussion followed by guided warmup stretching and beginner-advanced surfing lesson.
We practice the Ps of surfing:
Position(of body on the board)
Paddling(technique&tips)
Planting(of hands on the board)
Popping(up&riding)
All on the beach until we are comfortable&ready to go into the water together, where I will guide, help, and encourage the guest into catching&ridi…

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What's included

  • Food
    Fruit&Trailmix
  • Equipment
    Softop surfboard
From ₹4,939
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Nicholas

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 10 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Aloha! I have been surfing for over 15 years all over California, Hawaii, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. I love being, playing, and training on the beach&ocean, so I am always willing to share this special experience with others and promote positive living. I have over 10 years experience as a surf counselor/intstructor with Camp St. Francis, Zuma Jays, Malibu Surf Shack, and Carpe Diem Ecoproject. My dream is to help others achieve their surfing dreams because being safe, healthy, happy&connected through water is a gift everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy&share.
Aloha! I have been surfing for over 15 years all over California, Hawaii, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. I love being, playing, and training on the beach&ocean, so I am always willing to share this special experience with others and promote positive living. I have over 10 years experience as a surf counselor/intstructor with Camp St. Francis, Zuma Jays, Malibu Surf Shack, and Carpe Diem Ecoproject. My dream is to help others achieve their surfing dreams because being safe, healthy, happy&con…
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Where you'll be

We will be learning to surf in Huntington Beach, California Surf City USA. We will be on northside of Main Street and the pier, meeting on the beach near PCH& Goldenwest. Meetup locations are flexible depending on surf conditions and guests plans.

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 10 reviews.

Guillaume
October 2019
Nice experience but didn't have a wetsuit. This would prevent some scratches on the skin when we felt on the sand and the very cold water.
Daniele
September 2019
He’s a very easygoing guy and yet a very professional instructor. I’ve felt safe and guided throughout the lesson. I’ll definitely have a couple more lessons with him.
Madison
September 2019
We had a great time with Nico! He tailored our lesson to our abilities and comfort. He clearly has a lot of experience and passion for surfing. Plus he’s a really cool dude to hangout with. Good chill vibes 🤙🏼 I would absolutely recommend
Caylin
July 2019
He was so humble and sweet and made sure we were safe the whole time and really knew how to read waves so that we could get the most out of this experience!!
Christine
July 2019
Nico is incredibly warm, helpful, and dedicated to his instruction. As my first surf lesson, I felt like I learned a lot by the time I left the water. We started learning about technique and safety in the sand, and then we moved to the water after stretching out and practicing getting on the board. Once in the water, he continued to be very helpful, and I was able to apply the technique (well, kinda!) which was super fun. I had a blast! Plus, he brought some yummy snacks to share, which is always highly appreciated. I recommend Nico as a surf instructor. I also recommend asking a lot of questions while you can; two hours can fly by!
Nico is incredibly warm, helpful, and dedicated to his instruction. As my first surf lesson, I felt like I learned a lot by the time I left the water. We started learning about tec…
Amanda
July 2019
Nico's surf lesson was great. He adjusted to my skill level, and I had a great time. We got to know each other a bit over the lesson, and he was super interesting and nice. I asked if he could bring a longboard, and he did! He was a few minutes early and gave me my full two hours. I even got an apple at the end. My balance improved. I do think a bit more time practicing techniques for getting up as the wave has caught you would have been useful to me. I tended to catch the wave, get one foot out, then lose my balance so maybe to improve, have more specific instruction around that part or wherever the specific client is struggling.
Nico's surf lesson was great. He adjusted to my skill level, and I had a great time. We got to know each other a bit over the lesson, and he was super interesting and nice. I asked…

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Cancellation policy

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

If you need to rent/buy a wetsuit, surfboard or other gear there are local shops in the area.

What to bring

Water

Optional: swimsuit wetsuit towel beachwear